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Employees at two City-run COVID-19 vaccine clinics test positive for virus

Last Updated Apr 9, 2021 at 4:50 pm EDT

Mass immunization clinic inside the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. TWITTER/John Tory

The City of Toronto says two employees working at its City-run COVID-19 vaccination clinics have tested positive for the virus.

The City says an employee working the mass immunization clinic at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between April 2 and 5 and a second person working the Scarborough Town Centre clinic from March 31 to April 2 have tested positive for COVID-19.

The employees and those who may have come into contact with them were all wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and maintained physical distance, according to City officials.

“As a precaution, anyone who was at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre clinic between April 2 and 5 or the Scarborough Town Centre between March 31 and April 2 should monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms for 14 days after their visit,” the City said in a statement released Friday.

City officials say the risk to the general public who attended the clinics is extremely low and that the clinics have been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized and are carefully following Toronto Public Health safety measures.

The City currently operates six immunization clinics – Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Scarborough Town Centre, Toronto Congress Centre, East York Town Centre, Mitchell Field Arena, Malvern Community Recreation Centre, and The Hangar Sport & Event Centre – with an additional three expected to open next week.